Release Date: April 4, 2013
Format: ARC, 343 pages
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Series: Covenant #4
Source: Publisher in exchange for an honest review
Description from Goodreads:
Fate isn’t something to mess with… and now, neither is Alex.
Alex has always feared two things: losing herself in the Awakening and being placed on the Elixir. But love has always been stronger than Fate, and Aiden St. Delphi is willing to make war on the gods—and Alex herself—to bring her back.
The gods have killed thousands and could destroy entire cities in their quest to stop Seth from taking Alex’s power and becoming the all-powerful God Killer. But breaking Alex’s connection to Seth isn’t the only problem. There are a few pesky little loopholes in the whole “an Apollyon can’t be killed” theory, and the only person who might know how to stop the destruction has been dead for centuries.
Finding their way past the barriers that guard the Underworld, searching for one soul among countless millions, and then somehow returning will be hard enough. Alex might be able to keep Seth from becoming the God Killer… or she might become the God Killer herself.
I pretty much died waiting for this book. Elixir did help hold me over, but still. I DIED. Luckily, this book is worth dying for.
These characters...they just keep growing. Alex has grown SO MUCH throughout these books. It makes me happy just to think about. She's still snarky and amusing, but she's not really annoying to me anymore. Aiden's still Aiden, perfectly swoon-worthy. And Seth...as this series goes on, I miss the old Seth more and more. I do love him. So much. But he doesn't act like he did when I started loving him, and I hope so hard that he redeems himself. Even if he doesn't, I'll still be on his team. It will just hurt me a lot. BUT, on the bright side, I did feel that when we saw him in this one that he showed potential for not breaking my heart in Sentinel. So there's that.
Oh, and Apollo. Ha, Apollo. He needs a bell.
The plot of this one...I think the biggest thing I need to say is that it didn't take nearly as long as I thought it would for Alex to break Seth's hold and go back to being ALEX. That was something I worried about, because how can anything that makes me happy happen when she's trying to kill everyone? Well. Everyone except Seth. So Alex breaks the hold in less time than I thought she would--not telling you EXACTLY how long it takes, though.
After Alex goes back to being herself, we jump into ADVENTURE things. Or something like that. We go somewhere and we do some stuff, and I know I'm not making it sound fun but it was legit I-cannot-put-this-book-down material. As Jen writes. I loved it.
The romance in this one was sweetness. I'm not even on Team Aiden, but I know he and Alex need to be together. They're so wonderful together and I adore reading about them.
The end to this book actually wasn't that terrible for my heart. I mean, compared to Deity, this one's easy. We're left with closure for the next book. Yes, I want to read that book like I want to eat some brownies right now. But I can live while I wait. Ya know?
Overall, Jennifer L. Armentrout has lived up to her awesome sauce status with this fourth installment in the Covenant series. I loved this book from beginning to end and am so excited to get into Sentinel! Definitely jump into this book if you've read the first three. Honestly, I can't even fathom why you're waiting. READ IT. Do yourself a favor. It's fantastic!